Enrique Asensio-Lafuente

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BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic abnormalities may be associated with acute pancreatitis (AP). GOALS To describe the electrocardiographic disturbances present in patients with AP and to assess differences in electrolyte and pancreatic enzyme levels among patients with and without these abnormalities. STUDY Fifty-one consecutive patients with AP and(More)
BACKGROUND Serum levels of aldosterone in heart failure are increased up to 20 times compared to normal subjects. After an acute myocardial infarction, aldosterone increases progressively as well as interstitial fibrosis and collagen synthesis from cardiac fibroblasts, forming a patchy heterogeneous interstitial collagen matrix that affects ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Mexico, but many survival and prognostic factors are unknown. The aim of this study was to assess out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a Mexican city. METHODS This was a prospective, cohort study that evaluated the records of the major ambulance services in the city of(More)
BACKGROUND Microalbuminuria is considered a major risk factor predisposing to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Microalbuminuria levels in patients with or without diabetes have been associated with a higher risk of chronic heart failure (HF). However, there are limited data regarding prevalence of microalbuminuria in chronic heart failure and its(More)
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is clinically the most common arrhythmia. Its main complications are recurrent embolic events and a variable deterioration of functional class. Atrial fibrillation induces changes in cellular ionic channels that self-perpetuate the arrhythmia. The pharmacologic treatment of Afib is directed toward correction of those changes and(More)
OBJECTIVE Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OCHA) is a public health problem in which survival depends on community initial response among others. This study tries to analyze what's the proportional cost of enhancing such response by involving the police corps in it. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed retrospectively an OCHA registry started on June 2009. We(More)
UNLABELLED Syncope is a common symptom among older adults. Its aetiologic diagnosis is mainly clinical, but when it has an unknown origin, complementary studies are necessary. We present the experience of a single center in diagnosing Unknown Origin Syncope (UOS). METHODS We performed a transversal retrolective study to assess the different tests done to(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) patients can benefit from a proper RS. We had observed that they show an increase in the number of arrhythmias during the first year of pharmacological treatment. METHODS We carried out a prospective observational study in which patients in an HF Clinic were included when they had follow-up Holter monitoring. Patients also(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effect of left ventricular dysfunction on right ventricular ejection fraction during exercise in heart failure patients and its implications in functional capacity and blood pressure response. METHODS In a cross-sectional study 65 patients with heart failure were included. Left and right ventricular(More)
Knowing the real impact of atrial fibrillation in the stroke, the Sociedad Mexicana of Electrofisiología y Estimulación Cardiaca (SOMEEC) had the initiative to develop a multidisciplinary meeting of experts the with the purpose to update the available scientific evidence from clinical practice guidelines, meta-analyses, controlled clinical trials, and(More)